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Anchoring Systems and Procedures

2nd Edition 2010

This publication provides recommendations and guidance to promote the safe operation and satisfactory performance of anchoring systems.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £175

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Barge Safety (Liquefied Cargoes in Bulk)

1st Edition 1999

This safety guide makes recommendations for safety and pollution prevention features of the design, equipment, operation and management of all vessels used for the carriage of petroleum or chemical cargoes in bulk, and of associated towing/pushing vessels, which are not covered by international conventions. This guide is primarily intended for use by prospective charterers, vetting departments and terminal managers.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £50

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Clean Seas Guide for Oil tankers

4th Edition 1994

This publication describes the methods for retaining oil residues on board, to help ship staff comply with the oil discharge limits in MARPOL Annex 1. This book assists owners and operators of oil tankers, oil tanker crew, governments, port authorities, terminal operators, cargo shippers and cargo receivers.

  • Author ICS/OCIMF
  • Cost £25

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Competence Assurance Guidelines for F(P)SOs

1st Edition 2009

This book is a guide to establishing the basic skills and knowledge requirements to safely operate F(P)SO installations and to conduct training and assessment of F(P)SO personnel.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £175

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Competence Assurance Guidelines for Mooring, Loading and Lightering Masters

1st Edition 2015

This OCIMF publication contains recommendations to support a marine facility’s competence development programmes for Mooring Masters. There is no established requirement for this group of maritime professionals and the objective of these Guidelines is to provide a competence baseline that can be applied internationally.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £175

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Design and Construction Specification for Marine Loading Arms

3rd Edition 1999

This book is a definitive to marine loading arm construction and specification, covering topics such as applications, variability, operating envelopes, products transferred, servicing, manifold spacing, jetty and piping layouts, arm styles.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £75

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Disabled Tankers - Report of Studies on Ship Drift and Towage

1st Edition 1981

This book provides the Master of a disabled tankers with information about the most probable drift behaviour of their ship.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £75

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Drift Characteristics of 50,000 to 70,000 DWT Tankers

1st Edition 1982

This publication provides drift characteristics of tankers in the 50,000 to 70,000 dwt range.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £50

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Effective Mooring

3rd Edition 2010

This publication discusses equipment, operating practices and procedures that lead to effective and safe mooring. The guide raises awareness of the hazards associated with mooring equipment and mooring operations by providing a better understanding of the subject. It provides recommendations on safety, minimum equipment levels and good operating practices, including a summary of the personal safety items. This guide complements existing technical publications, in particular Mooring Equipment Guidelines.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £25

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F(P)SO Poster

1st Edition 2012

This OCIMF Poster provides guidance to F(P)SO personnel on the rules, regulations, guidelines, standards and publications that apply to F(P)SO safety, operations and maintenance.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £300

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Guide to Manufacturing and Purchasing Hoses for Offshore Moorings (GMPHOM)

5th Edition 2009

This guide provides technical recommendations and guidance to ensure the satisfactory performance of hoses commonly used at offshore moorings.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £175

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Guidelines for the Design, Operation and Maintenance of Multi Buoy Moorings (MBM)

1st Edition 2010

This publication provides information and guidance on good practice to assist with the planning, design, operations, maintenance and inspection of multi-buoy moorings.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £175

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Guidelines for the Purchasing and Testing of SPM Hawsers

1st Edition 2000

This title replaced 'Guide to Purchasing Hawsers', 'Prototype Rope Testing' and 'Procedures for Quality Control and Inspection during the Production of Hawsers'. Published in 2001, it provides detailed guidelines for specification, purchasing and testing.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £60

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Hawser Test Report

1st Edition 1982

This book covers the first in-depth tests to determine the actual new and used strengths and rate of strength reduction of large synthetic ropes, such as those used as SBM/SPM mooring hawsers.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £50

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International Safety Guide for Inland Navigation Tank-Barges and Terminals (ISGINTT)

2010

In this text, account has been taken of the latest thinking on a number of issues including the generation of static electricity and stray currents. The Safety Check-Lists contained in the Guide cover ship/shore as well ship/barge (and vice versa) tran shipment of cargo and slop s. The authors hope that these Check-Lists comprehensively reflect the indi vidual and joint responsibilities of the tank-barge and the terminal and that the Chec k-Lists will be adopted universally by ports and terminals.

  • Author OCIMF / Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine

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International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)

5th Edition 2006

ISGOTT is the definitive guide to the safe carriage and handling of crude oil and petroleum products on tankers and at terminals. It is a general industry recommendation that a copy of ISGOTT is kept and used onboard every tanker and in every terminal so that there is a consistent approach to operational procedures and shared responsibilities for operations at the ship/shore interface.

  • Author IAPH/ICS/OCIMF
  • Cost £275 (including CD)

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Jetty Maintenance and Inspection Guide

1st Edition 2008

This guide provides information on effective maintenance of critical items of equipment for both oil and liquefied gas terminal jetties. It advises on possible failure modes for each item of equipment and also discusses proactive and reactive maintenance strategies.

  • Author OCIMF/SIGTTO
  • Cost £175

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Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA)

1st Edition 2012

This document introduces the Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) process which has been developed by OCIMF as a standardised tool for global application to assist terminal operators in the assessment of the effectiveness of their management systems for berth operations and the management of the ship/shore interface.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £125

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Marine Terminal Operator Competence and Training Guide (MTOCT)

1st Edition 2013

This OCIMF guide is to assist managers of marine terminals to: Determine the competencies they require for marine terminal staff having responsibilities for the safety of the ship/shore interface. For the purposes of the Guide, the two staff levels considered are ‘Supervisors’ and ‘Operators’; Assess the competence of members of their marine terminal staff; Establish training needs for each member of staff; Develop appropriate training/self-help programmes to satisfy the training needs. Includes an add-in application to customise the guide for each specific terminal and to manage training records.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £125

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Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG3)

3rd Edition 2008

These guidelines provide an extensive overview of the requirements for safe mooring from both a ship and terminal perspective and embrace the full spectrum of issues from the calculation of a ship's restraint requirements and the selection of rope and fitting types to the retirement criteria for mooring lines.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £275 (including CD)

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Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment (OVMSA)

1st Edition 2012

This programme has been developed as a tool to help operators of offshore vessels to assess, measure and improve their management systems. These systems encompass all activities undertaken by the company, including technical, operational, personnel and HSE, both on board and ashore.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £125

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Peril at Sea and Salvage A Guide for Masters

5th Edition 1998

This guide provides information to assist masters in making decisions when confronted with a perilous situation.

  • Author ICS/OCIMF
  • Cost £35

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Prevention of Oil Spillage Through Pumproom Sea Valves

2nd Edition 1991

Now in its 2nd edition, this book is a detailed study of the causes of oil spillages and includes a number of best practice recommendations to minimise the frequency of future spillages.

  • Author ICS/OCIMF
  • Cost £25

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Recommendations for Oil and Chemical Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment

1st Edition 2017

This book will be of interest to anyone who deals with oil and chemical tanker manifolds and their associated equipment and will be of interest to individuals, and teams, designing, constructing and repairing ships.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £225

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Safe Transfer of Liquefied Gas in an Offshore Environment (STOLGOE)

(STOLGOE) 1st Edition 2010

These Guidelines address the transfer of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) between Floating (Production) Storage and Offloading facilities (F(P)SOs) and conventional gas tankers. The guidelines are primarily intended to familiarise Masters, ship operators, F(P)SO operators and project development teams with the general principles and equipment involved in LPG offloading activities between F(P)SOs and gas tankers.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £125

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Ship to Ship Service Provider Management

1st Edition 2011

This guide provides STS service providers with the essential elements of a good safety and environmental management system to cover STS operations. It gives additional guidance on all these elements, including industry guidance (e.g. ‘Ship to Ship Transfer Guide (Petroleum)’ published jointly by ICS and OCIMF) that can be considered to represent current best practice. The content will support STS service providers to identify practical measures to improve their management systems, where appropriate.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £125

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Ship to Ship Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals and Liquefied Gases

1st Edition 2013

The Guide provides advice for Masters, Marine Superintendents and others, such as STS service providers and transfer organisers, involved in the planning and execution of STS operations. Particular attention is given to the effective planning of operations and aspects including risk assessment, ship compatibility, and the management of workloads to minimise fatigue.

  • Author OCIMF, CDI, ICS, SIGGTO
  • Cost £275

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Single Point Mooring Maintenance and Operations Guide (SMOG)

3rd Edition 2015

Single Point Mooring Maintenance and Operations Guide (SMOG) is an industry guide with technical recommendations and guidance for the operation and maintenance of single point moorings (SPM).

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £225

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Survival Craft - A Seafarers' Guide

1st Edition 2009

This guide provides practical information to assist seafarers with the safe operation and maintenance of survival craft. Although the main focus of the guidance is directed at personnel onboard, it will also be of interest to shore managers and company superintendants having general responsibilities for shipboard safety.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £10

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Tanker Management and Self Assessment 3 - A Best Practice Guide

3rd Edition 2017

OCIMF’s Tanker Management and Self Assessment: A Best Practice Guide, Third Edition (2017) is an essential tool for tanker vessel operators in achieving high standards of ship management and safety. A useful complement to IMO Conventions and Codes, this third edition has been updated to reflect current legislation and emerging issues, and incorporates feedback from companies and users of previous editions of TMSA, as well as providing guidance on OCIMF’s view of industry best practice.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £225

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The Use of Large Tankers in Seasonal First-Year Ice and Severe Sub-Zero Conditions

1st Edition 2010

Independent ice navigation and the icebreaker-escorted navigation of large tankers are concepts that may be relatively new to many tanker owners and charterers. This publication provides guidance to chartering and vetting groups on the safe operation of tankers in areas affected by seasonal first-year ice. It is primarily aimed at the use of low, or no, ice class tankers, from 50,000 tonnes deadweight upwards, likely to encounter first-year ice.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £125

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USA Barge Operations: Guidelines and Best Practices for Liquid Hydrocarbon Barges and Associated Tugs

1st Edition 2014

This guide describes recommended best practices for managing and operating ocean and inland barges, towboats and tugs that carry and transport crude oil and petroleum products in bulk. The focus is on operations within the USA, but much of the guidance may be relevant to barge operations in other parts of North America and in other regions.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £19.16

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BMP5 - Best Management Practices To Deter Piracy And Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf Of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea

2018

The purpose of this publication is to help ships plan their voyage and to detect, avoid, deter, delay and report attacks. Experience has shown application of the recommendations in this publication makes a significant difference to the safety of seafarers.

  • Author OCIMF and other industry organisations

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Cargo Guidelines for F(P)SOs

First Edition 2018

This new publication provides recommendations, best practice and guidance on the safety of cargo handling and associated operations on board F(P)SO facilities. This book will be of value to those involved in the design and management of F(P)SOs and all F(P)SO operators.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £225.00

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Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG4)

Fourth Edition 2018

Mooring a ship to a berth is a common function for the maritime industry, however incidents that harm ship and terminal personnel still occur. This publication establishes recommended minimum requirements that will help ship designers, terminal designers, ship operators and mooring line manufacturers improve the design, performance and safety of mooring systems.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £325

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Recommendations for Liquefied Gas Carrier Manifolds

Second Edition 2018

This document provides recommendations on the layout, strength and fittings for gas carrier manifolds. This version is an update to the previous edition of ‘Manifold Recommendations for Liquefied Gas Carriers (2011)’.

  • Author SIGTTO/OCIMF
  • Cost £175

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Guidelines for Offshore Tanker Operations

First Edition 2018

Guidelines for Offshore Tanker Operations provides guidance on equipment and procedures for mooring and transferring crude oil and other petroleum products between offshore terminals and offtake tankers, in particular F(P)SO and SPM buoy terminals and conventional and DP tankers. This book is designed to promote compatibility and harmonisation between offshore terminals and offtake tankers so that cargo can be transferred safely. It will be essential reading for tanker technical operators, terminal operators, tanker- and terminal-based personnel, offshore project development teams, regulatory officials and anyone involved in these operations.

  • Author OCIMF
  • Cost £275

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